Category: English Literature

Silence, the loudest voice or a funeral tune // Amit Sukhani

Silence simply means muteness but it is the loudest thud once you penetrate yourself deeply into the density of silence. Some are like darkness-The way you yell for luminosity in deep darkness, you also yell and try to find voice in deep silence. These types of silences are just to scourge you. Whenever life turns […]

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Environmental Catastrophe in Pakistan // Junaid Ahmed Sohoo

Currently, Pakistan is encountered with multifaceted environmental concerns such as alteration of weather patterns, rapid urban sprawl, air quality deterioration, soaring land degradation, intensification of resource depletion and poor waste management system etc. In order to tackle such precarious situation, we have to know the causative factors and genesis behind such gigantic environmental catastrophe. Regrettably, […]

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When I felt this way // Rimsha Jawwad

It wasn’t a dark cold shivery night With leaves swirling around with the wind Cool breeze, calming my anxious nerves When I felt this way, Just a normal day among the bunch of people Blaming me insane, for the curse filled pain Heaviest with unuttered words, bright sunny day  When i felt this way,  I […]

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Sense Me – Annum Salman // A book review by Iqra Aziz

Annum Salman – an emerging artistic mind in the literary world  is a Pakistani poetess. She has her MA in creative writing from the University of Surrey. Moreover, she is  highly  talented spoken word poetess who has acclaimed her guts on various literary platforms, at – Write Out Loud, 1000 Monkeys, Surrey’s New Writers Festival […]

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Burnt Paper, Burn Soul // Minahil Naghman

Roses White roses surround him In bouquets and on the pillars White, as they mourn for their death Black Dresses and shoes and suits Grief in every atom of air Sorrow in space enfolded Wet faces As tears they tumble down Making their path below Weeping in grief as the teardrops fall Remorse Filling the […]

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Shhh… // Hamza Kazi

We cannot write silence.  The beats The pause The breath The way it aches and persists  and begs that,  if only for a moment,  our consciousness is only a whisper our bodies,  our lips, the air that passes through falling chests  and stillness A melody of emotion.  Sleeping in the quiet of a heartbeat skipped  […]

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Sea With Victory Over Land // Minahil Naghman

Standing on the shore As the sea hit my bare feet The foam accumulating around my ankles Then leaving in a beat. Cold as it leaves me be The sea claims its victory As it invades the land that stays near Yet then it leaves the sand on its own to be I stare out […]

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She Whispers // Hamza Kazi

I sensed a ripple through her mind like,A floating butterfly.With wings clipped offA delicate ambiguityWith a sense of disbelief,“This is a nightmareNot a dream,”She whispered. As tears fell across her lips Lips chapped and faded With fear highlighted on her eyelids, “I’m just a sinner, I’m not your saint,” She whispered. The dormancy in my […]

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Little Things of life // Eman Khalid

They said they cared about me. They said they loved me. So why is it that every time I tried to tell them how I’ve been feeling for the past couple of days, they turned a blind eye to every tear that fell from my eye? I was only a friend or a lover when […]

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Diary of a Therapist // Eman Khalid

Dear Diary, There is a girl that has been coming to my clinic for the past couple of weeks. Her name is Julie. She has copper brown eyes, jet black hair and snow white skin. I don’t know why but she seems different than all of the other patients. Maybe it’s because she reminds me […]

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